1. Cannot record full sound due to improper placement of the microphone
The distance between the microphone and the sound source affects the quality of the
recording and the quality of the sound. Sometimes the difference in the final effect caused by
the difference in distance of one inch is also very large. You should be bold to try and see
how the sounds recorded are the most full.
Pay attention to your settings and check your volume to avoid distortion. Once you start
recording, it is very difficult for you to restore some of the characteristics of this recording
next time. Now when recording a vocal, it is usually recorded at a distance closer to the
microphone, and a pop filter must be used.
2. Using an inappropriate microphone
Just like a musical instrument, different microphones have their own characteristics, which
can have different effects when used. You need years of experience to discover the rules and
find the right one. Unless you already have a very clear idea, you are still preparing two or
three different microphones for you to choose from. In many cases, you don't even need
expensive microphones - all you need is a suitable microphone.
3. No phase coherence is checked when using multiple microphones
In general, phase coherence may occur when you record two or more microphones at the
same distance at different distances. In this case, when your two microphones have the
same volume, the sound waves may cancel out, and finally the sound you get is very bad,
and we should avoid this.
4. Did not achieve a better signal to noise ratio
Check the signal from the microphone to the preamplifier and adjust the output of the
preamplifier to a low point (not too low), as the signal input to the DAW does not need to be
too high in 24-bit recording quality. In the DAW, let it barely reach the yellow area, and never
go to the red area. Feel free to adjust the output of the preamplifier; after all, the sound is not
so easy to be distorted.
5. Use low quality preamplifiers and wires
The microphone's preamplifier and cable are just as important as the microphone itself. You
can try using a poor quality wire and then buy a professional wire. Compare the performance
between them, you will find the difference is very obvious.